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    MARY1964   25,851
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I've had a good week so far

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

I'm eating well and tracking. I overdid things a bit today due to bad planning but I'm not worried about it. I made so much food this weekend it's nuts! I was kind of snowed in so I cooked and baked whatever struck my fancy. It is nice not to be eating crap.

I had to come home tonight and package and freeze all the extra food. Seriously I made enough food to feed an army. A huge pot roast with tons of veggies, Caramelized fennel and onion soup with chickpeas (pretty good and I boiled some bow tie pasta and made another dish by combining them), chicken and beans (not my best effort I think my dried beans are old), polenta (which does not refrigerate well), a pot of plain black beans, breakfast burritos to grab and go, chicken breasts for my salads, pear pecan bread and black bean brownies

Anyway I cooked like crazy and loved it. Now I have a lot of food but I want to cook more stuff. I say this all the time. I love to cook and eat what I make yet I put off shopping and don't do it so I end up driving thru somewhere. This has to stop.

So good week so far except for our crap weather. Now it's time for sleep.
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MARY1964 1/9/2014 3:58PM

    Hiya! Actually you might laugh but it's so simple! I took a can of black beans and drained and rinsed them. I put the beans back in the can and replaced the juice with water. Then I pureed the beans and water in the blender. When they were smooth I mixed in a box of brownie mix and baked according to the directions. Voila!

This lady at work brought them in and no one could tell they were made with beans instead of oil. I've also heard of using pumpkin, squash, navy beans etc.

I couldn't believe how good they were and moist! Try it you'll be amazed. I think I got twenty pretty generous sized brownies out of the recipe but I didn't put it into sparkrecipes.com yet to see what the nutritional content was.

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SNOWYOGA 1/9/2014 2:29PM

    Wow this all sounds really good But for me (sometimes) as they say even good foods you can't go over board But 1 black bean brownies? Were did you find these and how do you make them, and do you have the calories? Thanks for the blog too!

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